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CBS
Sep 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
. william petit, his wife, jennifer and two daughters, haily and mckayla were asleep in their home. these ex-convicts broke in, allegedly tied up william and attacked his wife and children. >> caused such drama it affects people for years to come. >> reporter: police were tipped off when the intruders took jennifer to a bank and forced her to withdraw thousands from her account. a bank teller called police but by the time they arrived, the two children and mother were dead. house burned to the ground. they tried to escape but crashed into a barricade. william petit, who barely made it alive, suffered severe injuries. at a memorial service days later, he spoke about the tragedy. >> i guess if there's anything to be gained from the senseless deaths of my beautiful family, it's for us to all go forward. >> reporter: over the last three years he has launched a craw sad to have both men convicted and executed for their crimes. fighting proposed bills to ban the death penalty in connecticut. dr. petit, the survivor, made his plea very public and the governor reportedly decided not to sign the bill
FOX News
Sep 29, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. >> jennifer, hailey and makayla were the most important people in my life and i really can't dig in a tpaoeu that insinuation with a response and i think the evidence put on by the prosecution speaks for itself. @ martha: a new picture is surfacing of the alleged mastermind behind the european terror plot. this is the number 3 leader. the security teams say that hall threats in this case are still active. president obama sitting down with families in iowa for another conversation on the economy. it's part of a major push to rally support ahead of the midterm election. major protests are erupting today all across europe. we showed you scenes from spain workers taking to the streets, shutting down cities angry over government spending cuts. this is a big story today, jury selection is now underway in the trial of the first kwaupb kwaupb da da guantanamo boy detainee. the blasts leveled the buildings in kenya and tans knee a killing 224 people, including 12 americans and injuring over a thousand more. people on the streets near that blast site were instantly incinerated, other people died unde
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am EDT
of jennifer pettitte going to that bank. this, as her husband, mr. william pettitte, takes the stand today. >> what an emotional day. we'll e go to that in a little bit. >>> we begin with a high-stakes day in politics. jon karl is covering it all. >> reporter: good morning, george. as you said, there's seven primaries today. but the eyes of the political world are all on tiny delaware. it's here that the tea party movement is trying to score its biggest upset yet. meet christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate most feared by the republican establishment. >> there is a tidal wave coming to delaware. and we -- we are riding it. and he is drowning in it. >> reporter: she has twice run for the senate. and twice lost. but this time, she has sarah palin. >> hi. this is governor sarah palin. vote for christine o'donnell for u.s. senate this tuesday. >> reporter: o'donnell is up against one of delaware's most popular political figures, congressman mike castle. republican leaders think he is their only chance of winning joe biden's old senate seat. >> if she were, by some miracle to be our nomin
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
of dr. petit's family, his wife, jennifer and two daughters. >> the families are ready for this process to begin. and our hope is for justice to prevail. >> reporter: petit is supposed to describe for the first time, the home invasion. the sexual assaults. and the fire set to the home. and for the first time, we saw the surveillance image of mrs. petit at the bank. the bank teller that day was among the first to testify. telling the court that mrs. petit's hands were a little shaky. and that the wife said she had to withdraw $15,000 because her family was being held hostage. the bank teller said she alerted the bank manager, who also testified. telling the court that mrs. petit showed pictures of her daughters in her wallet. the court heard the 911 call from the bank manager who described the wife this way. she is petrified. then, dr. petit's neighbor took the stand. he heard someone calling his name. he opened his garage and saw a man lying in the driveway. i did not recognize him at first. his face was banged up. it just didn't look like dr. petit. he testified that inside the home, t
MSNBC
Sep 14, 2010 10:00am EDT
this family, drove jennifer hawk petit to the bank and told her to take out a large sum of money. she went in and did that, the bank tellser is the one who called 911. we expect to get the 911 tape a little bit later. she thought she could pay these would-be killers off. it didn't work. they went back to the house and killed this family, except for dr. petit who was also tortured and burned the house down. once his trial happens, the other suspect will be on trial. prosecutors say they have a mound of evidence and they said that the testimony here is going to rock the inner core of the jury because it was such a brutal attack, richard. >> jeff, we have to think about mr. petit, dr. petit. how is he holding up knowing he lost his wife and two daughters and having to relive all this again. >> i talked to him during jury selection a couple months ago and i said how do you stand there in court. >> jeff rossen live on that story and hope things go well for him in this trial. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing. i'll see you back here at 3:00 eastern when the u.s. about to conduct the biggest a
FOX News
Sep 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
and killing jennifer pettitte and giving a very bizarre explanation for doing what he did. also, jurors were introduced to some very graphic cell phone pictures taken of joshua sarjasky sexually assaulting 11-year-old makaila, also the chief medical examiner took the stand and told exactly how the young girls died. >> the testimony was graphic, buglio tpheufplt had interrogated hayes moments after his arrest and he was telling the detectives he raped pettitte after jakkowski sexually molested is is-year-old makila. add to go the heart break, cell phone pictures taken by saljetski of what he did with the young daughter, he painted a picture of criminals desperate for money, of a robbery that went horrifically wrong. the medical examiner testified about the final moments of makaila, saying soot was found in the house, which was set on fire. both bodies were burned but the doctor couldn't say whether the burns occurred while the girls were alive. dr. pettitte briefly spoke with the media outside a courthouse. >> it was another tough and painful day for the pettitte family and i think everybody
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 7:00am PDT
assaulted his wife jennifer and youngest daughter mikaela. they set fire to the house, killing everyone inside but dr. petit who was able to crawl to safety. steven hayes and 30-year-old joshua komisarjevsky were caught within minutes just blocks away driving petit's car. they both face the death penalty in a crime considered one of connecticut's worst. >> this was such a dastardly thing, i think the death penalty is in order. >> reporter: hayes, a former drug addict with a long criminal record will stand trial first. a trial delayed by a suicide attempt, complaints about his living conditions and arguments over the death penalty. >> the defendant gets up and talks about decency when they're defending two people who stranged a woman with multiple sclerosis and tied an 11-year-old and 17-year-old to their bed while burning the house. trying to dot right thing and testify to what i know and be in the face of my family because they can't be here to represent themselves. >> reporter: for "good morning america," ashleigh banfield, abc news. cheshire, connecticut. >> we al
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